11 October 2013
[…] He appeared via video link at Hull Crown Court dressed in a grey shirt with the word ‘Hull’ written on it.
Mr Raza spoke only to confirm his name at the preliminary hearing. An interpreter had been booked for the hearing but failed to attend. […]
His solicitor Geoff Ellis said: “I have seen him prior to this hearing and, unfortunately, as at the Magistrates Court, his English is extremely limited and he does need the assistance of an interpreter.”
The honorary Recorder of Hull and the East Riding Judge Michael Mettyear ordered the case to proceed due to the lawyers only setting a timetable.[…]